The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Office
Rank 44 76 68
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -8
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 332 216 287
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.77% 3.33% 3.66%
As % of the Applications category 29.07% 25.53% 26.14%
Number of salaries quoted 280 180 246
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £19,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £28,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1142 846 1098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 16.42% 13.04% 14.01%
Number of salaries quoted 994 723 978
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £22,348
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +36 222 £30,000 +11.11% 33
Cheshire +26 78 £24,500 +6.52% 18
Merseyside -2 18 £30,000 +20.00% 5
Lancashire -18 14 £42,500 +70.00% 3
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 478 (71.34%) Microsoft
2 395 (58.96%) MS Excel
3 296 (44.18%) Windows
4 164 (24.48%) Active Directory
5 144 (21.49%) ITIL
6 142 (21.19%) Finance
7 133 (19.85%) SQL
8 117 (17.46%) Degree
9 108 (16.12%) Analytical Skills
10 107 (15.97%) Windows 7
11 95 (14.18%) Project Management
12 88 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
13 87 (12.99%) SQL Server
14 82 (12.24%) Windows XP
14 82 (12.24%) SLA
15 81 (12.09%) MS Exchange
16 69 (10.30%) TCP/IP
17 66 (9.85%) Citrix
18 64 (9.55%) MS PowerPoint
19 63 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
20 59 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
21 58 (8.66%) VMware
22 55 (8.21%) MCP
23 54 (8.06%) SharePoint
24 53 (7.91%) DNS
24 53 (7.91%) Change Management
25 49 (7.31%) Incident Management
25 49 (7.31%) Time Management
26 47 (7.01%) Problem Management
26 47 (7.01%) Marketing

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 81 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 54 (8.06%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.33%) IBM Notes
4 24 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (2.99%) Lync
5 20 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
6 19 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.39%) IIS
8 8 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (1.19%) SAS
9 6 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
10 5 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.60%) CMS
11 4 (0.60%) Apache
12 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.30%) Joomla!
12 2 (0.30%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.15%) Site Server
13 1 (0.15%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 395 (58.96%) MS Excel
2 64 (9.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 41 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 41 (6.12%) MS Project
4 12 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.19%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.90%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.75%) SPSS
7 5 (0.75%) FastStats
8 3 (0.45%) Windchill
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.30%) Revit
9 2 (0.30%) SketchUp
9 2 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
10 1 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 14 (2.09%) Google Analytics
2 7 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.90%) Tridion
4 5 (0.75%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (0.75%) CA Clarity
5 4 (0.60%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.45%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.30%) Sage 50
7 2 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.30%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.30%) SalesLogix
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.07%) Office 365
2 8 (1.19%) SaaS
3 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.30%) TCP/IP
2 53 (7.91%) DNS
3 44 (6.57%) DHCP
4 40 (5.97%) VPN
5 28 (4.18%) Internet
6 27 (4.03%) WAN
7 23 (3.43%) LAN
7 23 (3.43%) iSCSI
8 22 (3.28%) VoIP
9 19 (2.84%) Firewall
10 17 (2.54%) Ethernet
11 15 (2.24%) Network Security
12 12 (1.79%) Wireless
13 11 (1.64%) DECT
13 11 (1.64%) NAS
14 10 (1.49%) SAN
15 9 (1.34%) VLAN
16 8 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (1.04%) Wireshark
17 7 (1.04%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (3.73%) Crystal Reports
3 25 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.24%) Data Mining
4 15 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (2.09%) DB2
6 12 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 11 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.19%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.75%) Ingres
11 5 (0.75%) Big Data
12 4 (0.60%) Pentaho
12 4 (0.60%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.60%) JIRA
3 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 142 (21.19%) Finance
2 47 (7.01%) Marketing
3 43 (6.42%) Law
4 40 (5.97%) Legal
5 33 (4.93%) Manufacturing
6 22 (3.28%) Telecoms
7 18 (2.69%) Retail
8 12 (1.79%) Back Office
9 11 (1.64%) Banking
10 7 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 7 (1.04%) Local Government
11 5 (0.75%) Billing
12 4 (0.60%) German Language
12 4 (0.60%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.60%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Automotive
14 2 (0.30%) Front Office
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
15 1 (0.15%) Electronics
15 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 230 (34.33%) Analyst
2 81 (12.09%) Service Analyst
3 74 (11.04%) Service Desk Analyst
4 59 (8.81%) Support Analyst
5 46 (6.87%) Support Engineer
6 43 (6.42%) IT Support
7 40 (5.97%) Project Manager
8 39 (5.82%) Developer
8 39 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (4.78%) Business Analyst
10 31 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
11 28 (4.18%) Support Technician
12 27 (4.03%) Team Leader
13 20 (2.99%) Senior Project Manager
13 20 (2.99%) Senior Manager
14 18 (2.69%) Technical Engineer
14 18 (2.69%) Technical Support
14 18 (2.69%) Help Desk Analyst
14 18 (2.69%) Desktop Support
15 17 (2.54%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.63%) .NET
2 19 (2.84%) XML
3 15 (2.24%) ASP.NET
4 14 (2.09%) .NET Framework
5 8 (1.19%) Flash
5 8 (1.19%) CSS
5 8 (1.19%) XSL
5 8 (1.19%) HTML
6 5 (0.75%) jQuery
7 3 (0.45%) XSLT
7 3 (0.45%) Web Services
7 3 (0.45%) EDI
7 3 (0.45%) EDIFACT
7 3 (0.45%) HTML5
7 3 (0.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.30%) CSS3
8 2 (0.30%) Ajax
8 2 (0.30%) WinForms
9 1 (0.15%) Middleware
9 1 (0.15%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 108 (16.12%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 21 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 21 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 17 (2.54%) Life Science
5 13 (1.94%) Mathematics
6 12 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (1.34%) NHS
7 9 (1.34%) Statistics
8 8 (1.19%) GIS
9 6 (0.90%) Tandem
10 5 (0.75%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.75%) E-Learning
11 4 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.60%) FMCG
11 4 (0.60%) iPad
11 4 (0.60%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.60%) Robotics
11 4 (0.60%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.45%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 296 (44.18%) Windows
2 107 (15.97%) Windows 7
3 88 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 82 (12.24%) Windows XP
5 59 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (6.27%) Linux
8 38 (5.67%) UNIX
9 29 (4.33%) Windows Vista
10 20 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.34%) Solaris
11 9 (1.34%) Windows Mobile
11 9 (1.34%) Android
11 9 (1.34%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.30%) Debian
13 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (21.49%) ITIL
2 95 (14.18%) Project Management
3 53 (7.91%) Change Management
4 49 (7.31%) Incident Management
4 49 (7.31%) Time Management
5 47 (7.01%) Problem Management
5 47 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (6.42%) Service Management
7 40 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
7 40 (5.97%) Service Delivery
8 31 (4.63%) Document Management
9 29 (4.33%) ERP
9 29 (4.33%) CRM
10 28 (4.18%) Analytics
11 27 (4.03%) Data Analysis
11 27 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (3.88%) PRINCE2
13 25 (3.73%) Line Management
14 24 (3.58%) Business Analysis
15 22 (3.28%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 133 (19.85%) SQL
2 35 (5.22%) T-SQL
3 22 (3.28%) PowerShell
4 21 (3.13%) C#
5 17 (2.54%) VB
6 13 (1.94%) C
7 12 (1.79%) VBA
8 11 (1.64%) PL/SQL
9 10 (1.49%) VBScript
10 9 (1.34%) VB.NET
11 8 (1.19%) Java
12 7 (1.04%) Perl
12 7 (1.04%) Python
13 6 (0.90%) PHP
13 6 (0.90%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.30%) VB6
Qualifications
1 117 (17.46%) Degree
2 63 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (8.21%) MCP
4 44 (6.57%) MCSE
5 41 (6.12%) Security Cleared
6 31 (4.63%) MCITP
7 30 (4.48%) A+ Certification
8 29 (4.33%) MCSA
9 25 (3.73%) SC Cleared
10 24 (3.58%) CCNA
10 24 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (3.13%) ISEB
12 19 (2.84%) MCTS
13 15 (2.24%) CISSP
13 15 (2.24%) CCNP
14 14 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (1.49%) MCDST
16 10 (1.49%) ISTQB
17 9 (1.34%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (12.24%) SLA
2 28 (4.18%) QA
3 7 (1.04%) ISO 9000
3 7 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.60%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 164 (24.48%) Active Directory
2 41 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.33%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.64%) MetaFrame
5 10 (1.49%) vSphere
5 10 (1.49%) XenApp
6 7 (1.04%) NFS
6 7 (1.04%) Xen
7 5 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 30 (4.48%) SCCM
2 26 (3.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 19 (2.84%) OpenView
4 6 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.75%) MOM
5 5 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 4 (0.60%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.30%) WSUS
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.15%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 478 (71.34%) Microsoft
2 66 (9.85%) Citrix
3 58 (8.66%) VMware
4 39 (5.82%) Oracle
5 34 (5.07%) HP
6 30 (4.48%) Cisco
7 29 (4.33%) Lotus
8 18 (2.69%) CA
9 16 (2.39%) NetApp
10 14 (2.09%) Google
10 14 (2.09%) EMC
11 12 (1.79%) SAP
12 11 (1.64%) Adobe
12 11 (1.64%) ArcSight
13 10 (1.49%) Coremetrics
13 10 (1.49%) McAfee
13 10 (1.49%) Dell
14 9 (1.34%) Business Objects
14 9 (1.34%) Juniper
14 9 (1.34%) Sun
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Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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